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Source: israel Never Dares to Admit Downing of Aircraft by Syria

20 September 2016 12:37

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The Israeli army doesn’t dare to admit the shooting down of its military aircraft in Southern Syria as it is afraid of losing more face after its 2006 defeat from the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance group, a Syrian air force source said on Monday.

“The Zionists don’t dare to acknowledge the downing of their aircraft before the Israeli public opinion since it will foil their attempts to restore their lost credibility and face after the 2006 war (against Lebanon),” the source told FNA.

The source described Israel’s rejection of reports on the shooting down of its two aircraft by the Syrian army as “ridiculous”, and said, “Unfortunately, these planes crashed in the Israeli-occupied regions and even if they crashed near the occupied territories, the terrorist groups supported by Israel are stationed there (and finding them by the Syrian army is not possible).”

The General Staff of the Syrian Armed Forces announced last Tuesday that the county’s air-defense units deployed in the Southwest of the country have shot down two Israeli aircraft in Quneitra province.

“An Israeli aircraft, which had violated the airspace of the Southwestern parts of Quneitra province, was traced and shot down by the anti-aircraft missiles of the Syrian Army in the early hours of this morning,” the country’s General Staff said in statement.

“Meanwhile, an Israeli spy drone was also targeted by the Syrian army fire on the Western side of Sa’asa’ near the Golan Heights,” the statement added.

The Israeli military aircraft had violated Syrian territories to back the terrorist groups’ offensives on the government forces’ positions near Golan Heights in Quneitra.

A prominent Syrian military analyst underlined that the shooting down of two Israeli aircraft in Southwestern Syria bore the message that Israeli aggression will not remain unanswered.

“The shooting down of 2 Israeli aircraft by the Syrian air defense units after several attacks and aggressions by the Israeli air force against the Syrian territories sent this clear message from the Syrian leadership that continued Israeli aggression is not allowed and Syria can respond to such a move whenever it wants based on its strategic tactics,” Hassan Hassan told FNA on Thursday.

“The Syrian government proved that its air defense system is still ready to confront any aggression, specially when Israel thought that its aggressions will not face any reaction,” he added.

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